improve elasticity by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
hydrate and soothe the delicate eye area
diminish the appearance of puffiness and dark circles
prep the eye area for smooth and longer-lasting makeup application
Formulated with 45% of 4 active Growth Factors (EGF, FGF, IGF, TGF), this multi-tasking eye cream also contains shea butter, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, quinoa extract, squalane, flaxseed oil, and lactobacilli to help nourish and hydrate the eye area for a recharged and rejuvenated appearance. Having a cream-essence texture, is developed for all skin types especially with sensitive skin in mind. EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1) and bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1) are found in abundance throughout our body. They are large proteins that float between cells communicating crucial messages relevant to growth, healing, and survival. They’re manufactured by all types of cells. When these signaling proteins bind to receptors on cell surfaces, they can send commands to replicate, repair, and rejuvenate.
I personally am amazed at the lack of preservatives and silicones in this product. The product also does not contain artificial coloring, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, and harmful chemical ingredients.
About the brand:
Manyo Factory products consist of 99% natural, organic and botanical ingredients. Targeted at problematic skin, Manyo Factory produces environmentally-friendly products based on natural organic ingredients without using any harmful to human body chemical substances.
30 ml / 1.01 oz of product came in a toothpaste-like squeeze tube. It has a pointed nozzle for a dispenser. Due to the thicker consistency of the cream, a harder squeeze is required to get an appropriate amount of product out of the tube. I don’t find this annoying as it prevents me from dispensing too much product and in turn, wasting it.
Despite having such a thick consistency, the cream spreads pretty easily. It turns into a gel-cream once rubbed into the skin, and absorbed quickly to leave a silky smooth finish. It gives off a faint fresh rose, which I really enjoyed. The scent dissipates rather quickly, much to my disappointment.
The main issues pertaining to the skin around my eyes are first signs of fine lines and omnipresent dark circles. I’ve totally given up on my dark circles as they are genetic and nothing I do ever helped with diminishing them. I have a bad habit of squinting when I’m focusing and I’m doing it now as I type this. As such, fine lines are creeping their way in. As a 30-year-old, I’m pretty lucky to not have crows feet yet considering my bad habit. Nevertheless, prevention is key.
The way I use eye cream is to dot the product around my eye area as such. These are the acupoints or stimulus points that I normally tap on with my ring finger during eye cream application. This way, I get to give myself a relaxing eye massage while hydrating the area.
I’ve been using this eye cream in my morning and evening routines for almost a month now. Immediately upon application, the skin around my eyes feel soft, smooth, and lightly hydrated without any greasiness or tackiness. The area feels primed and optimal for make up. However, I find that the hydration does not last long on me. Around 3-4 hours later, the skin around my eyes feels, not tight, but dry to the touch. I can’t speak to the long term results as I haven’t tried it long enough, but as of now the fine lines around my eyes have shown little to no improvement. At least it does not irritate my eyes or give me milia seeds.
I have since used this only during the day as it does a very good job of priming my eyes for make up. A little product goes a long way and I foresee finishing this tube in 6 months or more, given my usage. I’m not surprised at the effects as most eye creams provide basic hydration and moisturization. Check out more Manyo Factory reviews here.